Name: Kenneth Lawrence Welch
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 3, 1980
Location Last Seen: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Date of Birth: May 9, 1941
Age: 39 years old
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Red mark on nape of neck, possibly a birth mark. His hair was styled in a crew cut at the time of his disappearance.
DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Kenneth was reported missing by his mother, who is now deceased, in 1989. She stated that he had last contacted her via a pay phone on April 3, 1980, saying that he was in Phoenix, Arizona on Washington Street and was being chased by a gang. He stated that he was going to be staying in a hotel and was never heard from again.
Agency Name: Flagstaff Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Ryan Turley
Agency Phone Number: 928-679-4134
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 89-17921
NCIC Case Number: M-555980497
NamUs Case Number: 35358
California Department of Justice
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/18/2017
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.